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Assam Rifles defends outpost near NSCN-IM headquarters in Nagaland

KOHIMA: The Assam Rifles defended its security post today after the NSCN-IM demanded the withdrawal of the Assam Rifles (AR) outpost at Doyapur near the outfit’s civil headquarters in Nagaland, stating that it plays a crucial role in providing a safe environment as per the preferences of the local populace and the government.

The AR today decried the NSCN-IM’s “malicious accusations” against a legitimate Assam Rifles post in Doyapur as “strange.”

It stated that the security post has been conducting legitimate operations in the area for over two years, raising doubts on the NSCN-ulterior IM’s motives.

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The post is about 6 kilometers from its Hebron camp, and it goes far beyond the Cease Fire Ground Rules, it added.

The AR also mentioned that its initiatives are carried out in collaboration with the civil administration and have helped to improve the lives of residents of Doyapur and its surrounding villages.

It further urged the NSCN-IM to stop its “constant attempts to discredit security forces in order to have a free hand in carrying out its unlawful activities in the area.”

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